Wall K Patterson

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AIMS Significant improvements in the outcome for patients with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) have been achieved. The median survival for advanced CRC reported in clinical trials now approaches 2 years, but there is often a question as to whether this partly represents patient selection. We aimed to explore whether the availability of new chemotherapy(More)
The efficacy and safety of using rifampicin to treat the pruritus associated with malignant cholestasis was evaluated. The outcomes of eight patients who received 150 mg rifampicin twice daily were reviewed. All responded, with six having complete resolution of the itch. Two patients were able to discontinue rifampicin following resolution of their(More)
BACKGROUND This was a phase I trial to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of a marine lipid extract from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus), as an inhibitor of 5- and 12-lipo-oxygenase enzymes, in patients with advanced breast and prostate cancers. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was an open-labelled, phase I, dose-escalation study.(More)
Cancer of unknown primary site (CUP) represents up to 5% of all cancer diagnoses and is associated with poor survival. We have performed a prospective multicentre phase 2 trial to evaluate efficacy and toxicity of the combination of gemcitabine (G) and carboplatin (C) for patients with CUP. Patients with histologically confirmed metastatic carcinoma in(More)
BACKGROUND Single agent continuous infusional 5 fluorouracil (CI-5FU) via a central venous catheter (CVC) is usually reserved for breast cancer patients who have previously failed one or more chemotherapy regimens. The patients are usually heavily pre-treated with later stage disease. Previously published studies of CI-5FU have reported response rates as(More)
  • Adams Gl, Campbell Pt, +44 authors Kim Rj
  • 2012
Effectiveness of prehospital wireless transmission of electrocardiograms to a cardiologist via hand-held device for patients with acute myocardial infarction Comparison of long-term mortality across the spectrum of acute coronary syndromes. CM. Racial differences in the characteristics of patients admitted for acute decompensated heart failure and their(More)
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